Our youth are marching to the beat of a new drum

14:57 PM (17 Hours ago) Opinion
I teach part-time at AAA and one of my lectures is always on Youth. So says Katlego Moutlana, head of strategy at Mortimer Harvey. 

Tiaan Nagel talks all things design, decor and what inspires him

14:48 PM (18 Hours ago) Interviews
With a formal background in fashion design and extensive experience as a design commentator, House and Leisure’s new editor Tiaan Nagel has big plans for the much loved South African design, décor and lifestyle brand.   

ROOTS 2016 to reveal changes in media consumption, purchasing and lifestyles

14:37 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
South Africa’s largest urban community level quantitative survey, ROOTS, is in field and due to be released in the first quarter of 2016 by SPARK Media. 

Stretch Experiential confirms credentials will seven new business wins

14:27 PM (18 Hours ago) New Accounts
Award-winning experiential marketing agency, Stretch Experiential, is set to the end 2015 on a high following no less than seven new business wins across a range of clients and industries. 

How to get over your writer’s block

14:26 PM (18 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
You’re staring at a blank page. Your cursor blinks, anxious for you to put it to work. Your desk is tidy; and so is the kitchen, bathroom and lounge. You’re surrounded by mind maps and detailed planning. But you can’t write.

New agency focuses on businesses in need of a new approach

14:13 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing Profile
Nelon a new creative brand management agency based in Cape Town has launched with a collaborative creative consulting approach focused specifically on businesses and entrepreneurs in need of a new approach to business. 

The SA State Theatre announces appointment of new CEO

13:29 PM (19 Hours ago) People on the Move
It is with great pleasure that The South African State Theatre in Pretoria recently announced the appointment of its new CEO, Dr. Sibongiseni Mkhize. 

African e-commerce is gaining traction, finds Strategic Marketing Africa

13:21 PM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News
With its young, tech-savvy population, increasing urbanisation and fast-growing middle class, Africa seems a natural fit for e-commerce. 

Styling Concepts, Press Room announce plans to integrate their businesses in 2016

12:56 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
Leading fashion press office & PR agencies Styling Concepts (Johannesburg) and Press Room (Cape Town) today announced the plans for the integration of their businesses in 2016. 

Lebogang Rasethaba; Mzansi’s authentic auteur

10:29 AM (22 Hours ago) In Focus

Lebogang Rasethaba is the filmmaker who invited the world to the apartheid after-party with 2014’s Future Sounds of Mzansi documentary featuring Spoek Mathambo. The film garnered serious media hype and awards, as has Rasethaba in his multifarious career.

TBWA\ and Greatstock take home three Assegai Awards

9:56 AM (22 Hours ago) Awards
TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban, in collaboration with Greatstock, has won three awards at the Assegai Awards for their unconventional ‘Be Our Art Director’ campaign. The agency took home a Black Spear Award for Most Effective Use of Content, a Bronze Award for Best Branded Content and a Gold Innovative Solutions Award.

Save valuable time with Newsclip’s Digital RedBook

9:44 AM (23 Hours ago) Media News
Managing and sharing your media coverage has never been this efficient. With Newsclip’s Digital Redbook, you are able to quickly access your clips, showcase them according to your requirements and share your personalised RedBook with clients or management. 

The 5 attributes of an intuitive agency culture

9:35 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
Lately I’ve been contemplating the polarity of the communications world, especially Public relations. So says Roxanne Marais, senior account manager at Tribeca Public Relations

Dot Dicks crowned winner of The Great South African Bake Off

9:33 AM (23 Hours ago) Media News
Dot Dicks has risen to the occasion to be crowned the winner of BBC Lifestyle’s Great South African Bake Off.

Book review: Why You Were Taken

9:23 AM (23 Hours ago) Entertainment Reviews
The year is 2021 and it’s late winter in Johannesburg. Outside, thunder rolls and lightening scratches across the sky. Inside, a woman sits holding a home pregnancy test. Her hammering heart betrays her steady hand. In her world, HIV might be as easy to treat as the common flu virus but falling pregnant is a different story. 

Does winning on the track mean winning on the sales floor?

9:18 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. This phrase was coined by legendary US Ford dealer Bob Tasca Sr. in the 1960s. The statement alluded to motoring consumers being greatly influenced by how a particularly vehicle manufacturer performed on the racetrack on the weekend prior, says Rogerwilco editor John Harvey.

Karen Jennings’ Finding Soutbek to be translated into French

9:09 AM (23 Hours ago) Media News
Holland Park press has announced that it has signed a contract with Les éditions de l'Aube for the French language version of Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings.

Miners Shot Down wins International Emmy

8:46 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Al Jazeera English’s Witness documentary, Miners Shot Down, has won Best Documentary at the International Emmy Awards. The documentary is now available to stream online until Tuesday, 1 December.

Deep VR riding a new digital wave

7:57 AM (Yesterday) In Focus
2015 has proven to be a watershed year for video technology. In March, YouTube announced support for 360° video, followed by Facebook doing the same in September. Amidst this change, a South African virtual reality (VR) company is in exactly the right place to explore the endless possibilities 360° video provides.

Suzelle DIY graces the cover of Good Housekeeping

16:04 PM (Yesterday) New on the Shelf

To kick-off the festive season, readers of Good Housekeeping are in for a treat, as local DIY Internet sensation and author, Suzelle DIY, is featured on the magazine's cover. 

The ‘just pause’ marketing approach

15:55 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Recent global studies on human stress levels and productivity paint a particularly grim picture for those in the working world, says Blast Brand Catalysts' strategist Chris Midgley.

The Big Issue Collector’s Edition is now on sale

15:35 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The Big Issue Collector’s Edition features more than 50 of South Africa’s best writers, chefs, thought leaders, public figures, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators.

BET rolls out packed December line-up

14:06 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
As BET – channel 129 on DStv – prepares to open up to DStv Extra and Compact viewers this December, it’s time to get ready for festive entertainment as only BET knows how, packed with drama, comedy, documentaries, pranks and stars from Beyoncé to Nick Cannon, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and more.

Celebrate #10YearsOfRAM at RAMfest

13:49 PM (Yesterday) Events
The Real Alternative Music Festival (known as RAMfest) has been one of the highlights on music lovers calendars for the last 10 years. RAMfest returns in 2016 with its decade celebration featuring local rock artists alongside the Los Angeles band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC).

Heavy Chef’s new mag gets creative

13:41 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Digital learning initiative, Heavy Chef, recently launched the Campaigns Edition – the third issue of its quarterly magazine.  

Bookmark Awards Community category explained

13:22 PM (Yesterday) Awards

Digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and to battle it out for the industry’s most coveted awards, the 2016 Bookmark Awards, across eight categories, of which the Community category is one.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to South African screens on BBC Lifestyle

12:50 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing is back. Fifteen new celebrities are ready to dance onto South African screens screens as the series finds a new home on BBC Lifestyle. 

The Kings of Vernac brings you nine comedians in nine languages

12:08 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Comedy lovers are set to receive a treat in a first of its kind comedy show which features all nine vernacular languages. Premium comedy, which has had six sold-out previous shows (Soweto Comedy Festival, and Mandela Day Comedy Special to mention a few), has gone all out to rope in Siswati, TshiVenda and Xitsonga comedians in the Kings of Vernac show.

SABC takes home five PromaxBDA Africa Awards

11:51 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The SABC has won several gongs at the annual PromaxBDA Africa Awards, held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday.

The Wedding Expo wins again

11:48 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The Wedding Expo has, for the second year in a row, been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award in the 1000 to 5000m² category, in the annual PMR.Africa National Survey on Event and Exhibition Organisers in South Africa.

The all-round agency

11:05 AM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk

It’s impossible to attend an industry conference or talk without the world ‘integration’ entering your earholes. And the reason for this is because integration offers more; it enables communicators to give their clients strong, centralised solutions. 

loveLife urges youth to fight against violence

11:02 AM (Yesterday) CSI
During this 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, loveLife, South Africa’s youth leadership development organisation, aligns itself with the Department of Social Development’s “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward” theme. 

Durex launches campaign to create safe sex emoji

10:59 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
Global leading sexual wellbeing brand, Durex, has launched an international campaign calling for the creation of the world’s first official safe sex emoji, ahead of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, 1 December 2015.

What to watch on M-Net this holiday season

10:34 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Everyone deserves a holiday, and during the upcoming festive season some of your favourite television characters – especially those who appear in series which are broadcast close to the US – will take a bit of a break. 

Huletts’ first ad in 10 years is pretty sweet

10:17 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Huletts, a brand synonymous with sugar in South Africa, is advertising on national television for the first time in more than 10 years with the commercial that won FCB Johannesburg its above-the-line business a few months ago.

Join OFM on their search for their next radio voice

10:09 AM (Yesterday) Media News
OFM, the sound of Central South Africa, is looking for new talent to join its line-up of radio presenters. The talent search competition, The Radio Voice, was previously won by current Breakfast Special presenter Yolanda Maartens, who has gone on to have a successful presenting career at OFM.

How to achieve brand success in Africa

8:08 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
It’s been a number of years that ProActive has been implementing campaigns in African countries; and it hasn’t been without challenges. ProActive’s Stephan Botha outlines the key elements for brand success, especially for FMCG brands, in African countries.

Urucu Media announces new African screenwriter’s residency programme

7:11 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Urucu Media, under the mentorship of Berlinale Talents, in partnership with The Nirox Foundation, Durban Filmmart, Restless Talent Management, The French Institute in SA and Institute Français’ Cinémas du Monde presents REALNESS, a screenwriters residency for a new generation of African cinema.

Night of A 1000 Drawings breaks the record for a crowd funded art exhibition

7:01 AM (2 Days ago) CSI
From having nine Night Of A 1000 Drawings committee members at the beginning of 2015, to a dwindling couple of the die-hard pro bono Squad Team, they still managed to pull off an event which raised nearly R100 000 and broke the record for a crowd funded art exhibition in Johannesburg. 

New point-of-sale solution gives SMEs the tools to thrive

6:50 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Yoco has announced the launch of its integrated card payment and point-of-sale solution for small and medium-sized businesses. The launch follows a successful beta programme, which included over 500 merchants actively transacting on the platform and growing in double-digits every month. 

Win a trip to Thailand and Laos with Busabout

6:41 AM (2 Days ago) Social Media News
No two days travelling around the world will be the same, which is why it’s always a good idea to keep a camera on standby for when beauty strikes in a moment that you may want to capture and look back on when your trip is over. 

Tim Modise to host a weekly current affairs show on Soweto TV

6:25 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Legendary journalist and broadcaster, Tim Modise, has partnered with Soweto TV to produce and host his own weekly current affairs show on DStv channel 251 and Free To Air in Gauteng. 

FOX International Channels Africa bag five PromaxBDA Africa Awards

15:44 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
FOX International Channels Africa’s (FIC) on-air team walked off with five awards at the PromaxBDA Africa 2015 Awards held in Sandton on Friday, 20 November.

Woolworths teams up with Movember Foundation

15:25 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
This Movember, you can show your support for men’s health by purchasing a Relate bracelet which are available at selected Woolworths stores nationwide. 

Discover Digital partner with French-based Broadpeak

14:54 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Discover Digital, a South African digital entertainment company has partnered with Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, to make use of  Broadpeak’s video delivery solutions.

Afrikaans readers like to spend money

13:58 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
Afrikaans readers of Ads24 newspapers (both print and online) are big spenders; putting R65 more in the shopping basket than the South African average. Woolworths is shopped at 3.2 times more than the norm, Checkers 2.3 times, Spar 1.4 times and Pick n Pay, 1.7 times.

Two new categories for Bookmark Awards

13:50 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry’s most coveted awards across eight categories, which include Channels and Campaigns.  

5FM takes on 16 days of activism

13:46 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

In light of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, 5FM will be backing the international awareness campaign for the duration of the campaign from Wednesday, 25 November to Thursday, 10 December. 

Ask Afrika announces top youth brands

12:16 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

The Ask Afrika Youth Brands Awards have discovered which brands are used loyally amongst those aged 15 to 34, irrespective of background and living standard. In this year’s survey, 21 Youth Brands were identified, followed by winners across 72 product categories.

FCB South Africa renamed to FCB Africa

11:36 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
FCB, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, has announced changes to the way in which it structures its business on the African continent. FCB South Africa, currently the head office for the network in Africa, has been renamed FCB Africa. This change signifies the network’s intent to bring the FCB Africa network more closely together.
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